Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy or Mad?

Piper's been quite interested lately on how I'm feeling.  She'll look at me and say, "Mommy?  Happy?"  or "Mommy? Mad?"

Usually, this is precipitated by her doing something that would invoke happiness or anger.  And sometimes she'll be checking in on how I'm feeling based on something her siblings are doing.  What I like best about it is that, if she can, she'll catch your face in her two little hands and look you right in the eyes and ask if you're happy or mad?  It's hard to stay angry with her when she does that.  Although methinks that she knows that.  I've said recently that Piper has CUTE down to an absolute science and art.

When you are actually angry with her for something though,  I am always sure to tell her that no, Mommy is not happy right now but it's with her choice/behavior and not her.   She'll usually answer that with a quick, high pitched "Okay!" and go on her merry way.

Like I said, cute down to an art.  Last night, I finished putting her to bed and told her Jason would be in.  He forgot and a few minutes later we could hear her calling for us.  Jason went up and she acted all sad when he came in (head down, lip pout).  He knelt down to hug her and she said to him, "Daddy, I waited for a looooooong time."  Probably not something that adorable from a 2 1/2 year old with normal speech development, but for Piper this was a big deal and uber cute.  I'm sure if you had asked Jason at that moment, he would have told Piper he was happy.

1 comment:

Bracken said...

too cute!!!